Hi guys, I've caught a glimpse of this new watch brand while we were discussing the field watches and went throu with a couple of them. Got mine from ali for 15$ a piece. I'we expected the blue dial one to be more impressive in person and ditch the military one. Ended up wearing the military the same day.
I was quite impressed with the quality of packaging provided by the seller. The watches arrived individually wrapped in a double carton boxes with a pillow. I didn't take pictures, but that's the exact box. It also had tags and an extra battery.
Lets talk about the watches individually. The first one I've ordered was the green field military. I wanted the green instead of the other colors, since that truly represents the colors of the field watch. I then learned by reading the military specs that the dial should be black. Well TIL and an excuse to buy the black one . When I opened it, I was quite impressed by the contrast of forest green dial and deep white arrows and numbers. I was scared the green would be too dark to my taste but It ended up ok. The strap is surprisingly of decent quality, especially the buckle. The under layering is of leather which makes it quire soft. The case is finished in satin metal (I expect it to be an aloy, it's too light for SS). My biggest complain is the crystal, it is the domed milky mineral crystal you find on most budget Chinese watches. It is impossible to read from the side.
Good picture example.
The calendar is in English/Asian (looks like chineese to me)
I have removed the original strap for a nice nato.
The other watch was what I expected to be a Explorer type watch. 12-3-6-9 dial type, date and a easy to read. Something that would fit nice on a colorful nato to wear as a weekender. I was expecting to love this watch, but I was actually disappointing. I love the font used,and the idea of having raised indices, but those are made out of flat chrome, they tarnish under some light, are really distracting to read and just look off. The dial has 3 layers. Inside dial, inside bezel, applied numbers and marks on the internal bezel. It's a nice idea, but it feels way too deep and it looks like the watch should be the size of the inside dial, and they have given it some space with all the decoration around. The crystal and the band is the same as the previous watch.
I have also switched it on blue-black nato, but it doesn't look as great as it should.
Overall I think it's a step forward for cheap Chinese watches, they feel like watches you can wear in public and that would last for at least a couple of years. They aren't trying to imitate popular brands, instead they are trying to make their own designs. I would recommend getting the military version and expecting myself getting the black version soon. I also remember reading the military version carries a Seiko Instruments movement, which makes it even more interesting.